Yesterday I put her together since one really needs to make sure there are no problems and I wanted to wind the warp on the Murphy onto the Pup. It was an interesting experience.
I didn't do a whiz bang job of the wind on but then again, maiden warps are more about getting to know and use a loom than the actual weaving. This loom is a little marvel of engineering really. Great shed, easy treadling, beautiful Schacht workmanship and it folds up for travel or storage.
And oh heck, it's just plain cute too. Thank you so much to my generous crew of enablers. What a wonderful birthday gift! And for those who might also be in the market for a portable Schacht loom, a shout out to Linda Ihle owner of Island Fiberworks who was a dream to work with and her prices are EXCELLENT for Schacht products.
Having a second set of some weaving tools is quite the luxury. With my Dad's accessories came another electric bobbin winder.
I am putting it to use upstairs. It is easy enough to fill a bin with the yarns I want to weave on the Spring and/or Gem and keep it upstairs.
I appreciate not having to run downstairs to fill bobbins or select yarns. I also appreciate having enough really nice shuttles to go around to all the looms. Right now 4 out of 5 are warped and that takes a fair amount of resources.
I started in on an abandoned sewing project from last year. Here it is in process with the lining getting bagged in.
Not much else to show in sewing salon but these two prayer flags, which were cut off the Murphy.
These will get cream silk binding top and bottom.
The top with a pocket for a dowel or cord, the bottom with bells and such sewn on. I like the new design a lot.
A fun new book came.
It has patterns included in it. They are all very simple but I love the aesthetic of the book and the designer and have enjoyed it for the inspiration.
I want to give the tunic a try out in maxi length. I can see it being a comfortable piece done in linen for the summer.
Parting shot: Photobombers in training.
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